CFN – Are these slow news days in Canada and the US or is our society turning into a freaked out zombie slasher movie? Today the name Luka Magnotta is the hottest one mentioned in most social media. Severed body parts sent to the Conservative Party headquarters and a torso found in the garbage in Montreal have created a nation wide alert. This following the news of a man who ate the face of his victim in Florida.
Montreal police have issued a Canada wide arrest warrant 29-year-old Luka Rocco Magnotta – He also goes by the names Eric Clinton Newman & Vladimir Radulov according to Montreal police.
He is Caucasian, 5-foot-10 and weighs 135 pounds with blue eyes and black hair.
Anyone who spots Magnotta is asked to call 911 immediately.
The occasional model, porno actor, and video maker with links to Serial freaky chick Karla Holmolka is alleged to be the lead suspect in the body parts shipped to the Conservative Party of Canada’s headquarters. He also has been alleged to make videos killing animals.
What this piece about isn’t that crime which is grist for the mill with all sorts of exotic elements and facets. It’s the ease in which one finds information that probably shouldn’t be as easily found.
A site that specializes in gruesome images of death, dismemberment, and gore is accessible to anyone. The site’s owner proudly states that over 1,000,000 million people visit it monthly and that it’s all legal under the guise of news.
I’m not sure which is more odd; that a million people get their freakies on this stuff or that a gay or bisexual actor performer who is alleged to be into necrophilia and cannibalism is political enough to send a foot and hand to political party?
As I watched a brief portion of a video purporting to be this “gentleman” hacking away at a human and then eating some of said person’s flesh I ask myself.
How did we get here, to this and why are a million people a month checking it out?
I’m not going to give out site names or links. This particular site owner was bragging or complaining that many in the media had and that it’d had been crashing and slowing down.
Recently we ran a non salacious story about a gentleman that left the roof top of a parking garage here in Cornwall. This being the internet I was utterly shocked that the story received more traffic in 12 hours on that one story than the entire site does in a whole day. That was astounding and frankly disturbing.
What are we turning into? What have we become as a society when that turns so many people on? Is it watching a car accident curiosity or the desensitizing from television, movies, and video games? While I love shows like the Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire the graphic violence is at times stunning.
This brings us to the point where I have to ask which is worse; the exposure of these horrors and gruesome images for recreational purposes or censorship of some form; at the very least putting into place something that will stop children from being exposed to them.
Because children never should be. Yes, horrible things happen in the world and sadly people are exposed to real life events, but do they need to be served up in the media; internet or not?
Some of what we know of the man who we’re not even sure is really named Luka Rocco Magnotta is coming together quite quickly from the internet. He even has his own blog and facebook page.
Magnotta appeared in at least two issues of Xtra’s Toronto sister publication, fab magazine. In 2005 Magnotta, who identified himself as Jimmy, told fab he hoped to become a police officer. “I don’t want to do traffic tickets,” he said, “I am thinking vice or homicide.” He also said, “I got a mean XXXX. Me and my buddies made a few videos.”
My question to you viewers of CFN is whether we need tighter laws and regulations about the exposure of these types of images. If we can have child pornography laws, why not for this? Btw, that site I mentioned above even condoned images of that under again the guise of news!
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